** Entropy ** 4-4-07
Funky is about the injustices, the things that go wrong, the hungry kids going to school trying to learn. Funky is about what it takes to make people move - take it from the gospel, from the jazz. -- James Brown.
The sexiest blend of old and new school funk happening in the south today, "Entropy distills the essence of funk into its own infectious brew". Based out of Atlanta, Entropy began as an instrumental trio in 1999, gaining steady recognition over the next two years for their high-energy performances. The addition of Rod Williams in '01 enhanced the dynamic and creative scope of the band, propelling them to new heights of soul, R&B, rap, and of course the super heavy funk. Later, the additions of Jailan Jagne and Hawk Harvey on alto and tenor saxes brought the budding sound into full bloom.
Influenced by the traditions of James Brown, Parliament/Funkadelic, Prince, Eric B. & Ra Kim, and countless others, Entropy remains dedicated to bringing potent live performances and laying down slick, funky, sultry grooves in the studio. They have shared the stage and collaborated with a wide array of local, regional, and national talent, including Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Kofi Burbridge, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Vinyl, Carlos Washington & Giant People, Sound Tribe Sector Nine, The Greyhounds, Big Fuzz, DJ le Spam & the Spam Allstars, Ulu, Yonrico Scott Band, Jeff Sipe, DJ ..5, Squat, and Genetic.
Over the past few years Entropy's fanbase has been growing and growing. Touring extensively in the southeast in '02 and '03 the band built a formidable reputation in its existing markets of Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, and Savannah for "the blistering energy of the live show" and their true funk sound. In '04 and '05 they spread the funk to Tenessee, Alabama, Florida, the Carolinas, and New Orleans (Jazz Fest '04 and '05) to packed dance floors of party people shakin' it all night long. Crowd response was enthusiastic to say the least, the people seemed almost starved for the funk.
Entropy took it upon themselves to satisfy the fans' appetites by playing over 250 shows in '04 and '05, building a strong following everywhere they went. This funk frenzy was in support of their debut studio album, LIVE+REBEL+FUNK+LOVE, released in September 2004. Entropy has been recognized as an emerging funk-force to be reckoned with, illustrated by the 2002 Flagpole Award for Best Soul/Funk Band (Athens, GA) and most recently in 2006 for Creative Loafing's "Best R&B/Soul/Funk Act-Reader's Pick" (Atlanta, GA) . Currently, the band is in the trenches spreading the funk and preparing their sophmore release, slated for February 2007, which promises to be so funky it'll stink up the peoples' stereos.